It's the last day to submit nominations for the Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award!
Our past Rising Star recipients have done amazing things in their communities. Our first Rising Star, Stacey Abrams, is now running for governor of Georgia!
As a former state legislator, I can tell you firsthand that a national award like this means a whole lot to our women working in state and local offices. It's an awesome way to thank the women in our communities fighting for us every day and show that we're with them.
I can't wait to see who this year's nominees will be.
Do you know a pro-choice Democratic woman in state or local office doing incredible work? Nominate her and help decide who the next Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star will be:
Thanks — and go team!
Executive Director, EMILY's List
From: Geri Prado, EMILY's List
Sent: Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 5:55 p.m.
Nominations for the annual Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award are now open!
This award is something we give out every year to a woman currently serving in state or local office who has a bright career in public service ahead of her.
Last year was huge for women in state and local politics, with so many of them setting up critical protections for their communities against the Trump agenda and so many new faces running and winning for the first time.
If you know an elected woman who is a leader in your community, we'd love to hear about her.
Who do you think should be the next Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award recipient? Nominate a pro-choice Democratic woman in state or local office who is doing great work.
The Rising Star Award recognizes pro-choice Democratic women serving in state legislatures, mayors' offices, city councils, school boards, and beyond. It's a way to say thank you for her work and show that we will support her wherever her career takes her next.
Past winners include Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym, Colorado Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran, Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley, and former Georgia House Minority Leader and current gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
They all have something in common: They tirelessly fight for women, families, and their communities. And we know the 2018 Rising Star is out there doing the same thing right now.
But we need your help to find her and celebrate her work.
Nominate a pro-choice Democratic woman serving in state or local office for the 2018 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award:
Senior Director of State & Local Campaigns, EMILY's List
1800 M Street NW, Suite 375N, Washington, DC 20036
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